Subject: Re: Re: List|
From: James A. Miller, Jr.
Date: May 15, 2000
What is the Loyalist Club? My ancestor was Loyalist Capt. Philip Yonge (Ga./Fla.), H.M. Surveyor-General of Georgia, brother of Loyalist Maj. Henry Yonge, Jr., H.M. Attorney-General of British East Florida, who as such, provided the legal opinion who freed the enslaved New Smyrna Beach, Fla., Minorcans, and commanded a "company" (more like a squad) of them in the Revolution. He owned today's Ormond, Fla., which has Yonge St., and his desc. founded the Philip Keyes Yonge Library of History, Univ.of Fla., Jacksonville. Henry Yonge, Jr., wed Forbes daughter of the Scot-Indian trade firm of Messrs. Forbes, Leslie, Patton, Innerarrity, et al. Their father was the Hon. Henry Yonge, Sr., Loyalist, H.M. Surv-Gen of Ga., banished by statute to St. Augustine, Fla. He called his wife Christiana Bulloch "a Rebel", she being the sister of Patriot Gov. Archie Bulloch of Ga. Jim, Charlotte, N.C. PS Perhaps wrongly, I'm under the impression that the Canadian government charter to the United Empire Loyalist says desc. of Loyalist who fled "to British controlled territorry" and not "only to Canada". If so, the UEL has been subverted from it's inclusive Loyalist original chartered intent, to an exclusive (of many Loyalist) Canadian nationalistic organization. If the original charter says "to British controlled territory", that would include Loyalist to British East Florida, the Bahamas, Bermuda, and England. Doe's anyone know which the original UEL charter says? Jim, Charlotte, N.C. ----- Original Message ----- From: "colhalltower"
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